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My father-in-law passed away recently. I have the good fortune to write his obituary. Bill was an amazing man and a part of the greatest generation. He flew bombers in WWII, returned to college and graduated from Columbia Dental School after the war. In a small town, everybody knows the dentist and the dentist knows everybody.

The wake was the most well attended service I have ever attended. Mourners kept arriving until 10:00 p.m. The funeral was equally well attended.

Ever since Bill's passing, my bride and I have been sought out by well wishers. As you can imagine about a man who spent his entire childhood and most of his adult life in the same town, people have truly missed their friend, civic leader, sportsmen and dentist.

It seems that everyone has something they want to say about Bill. They might have a humorous story. They might have shared a fishing story or any number of possibilities. The overriding sense that I get from these conversations is that these loved ones and friends would like to continue the life story of their friend.

This is precisely why is such a great idea. We can create a memorial site as more than 6500 people have already done and fill the site with tributes as more than 39,000 people have posted. The tributes are fascinating stories that not only keep the memory of Bill ongoing but also provide a sense of continuity in what was a life well lived.

Tributes can be short or long narratives. They can be supplemented with photography or videos. Tributes are easy to post and sure to be read by people that care.

While creating Bill's obituary, I came to realize that a man with 7 children, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild has a wide berth of experiences. I found it impossible to say all that needed to be said.

At, forget limitations and say what you have to say. The purpose of a memorial is to tell the individual's life story. Input from all sources help clarify that story.

One of the saddest parts of the passing of a loved one is the feeling that you wish you could say something more poignantly. There is always a certain awkwardness about funerals and wakes.

But, there is nothing awkward about If you have lost someone close, visit and discover a great technological application that will continue the loved one's life story and give you the opportunity to deliver that powerful point you wish you had made at the funeral.

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